Black Headed Goanna (Varanus tristis)
The Black Headed Goanna is widespread over much of northern Australia, this lizard lives in trees or rocks,
utilizing hollows and crevices for shelter. It is named for the dark brown to
black coloured head that is characteristic of most adults from the western and
central parts of its range.
This is a very shy and fast moving goanna that may cover up to one kilometre per
day while searching for its diet of large insects, lizards, nestling birds as
well as mouse sized mammals and marsupials.
Alice Springs Reptile